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Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine problems Replace with 3.2



 
 
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  #41  
Old December 29th 04, 06:23 AM
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I just purchased a 98 Dodge Intrepid, and my engine blew up in it. It only
had 83k on it, and i pulled out of work only to hear major rattling and
smoking of the engine when i got home. And the sad thing was, I changed
the oil once, and i put over 3 quarts of oil back into it before the
engine blew up. Luckily, I had a warranty on it, but now my dealer
swindled me out of $500 and lied to me about the warranty company. Im in
litigations with him now. What a piece of dog turd. I never even got to
drive for about 2000 miles. Crap. Ill never buy a dodge again.

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Old December 29th 04, 07:39 AM
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It looks like you got a used car that someone beat the **** out of and
now are paying for it.So you really cant blame dodge for this.You just
picked a abused car.This happens to alot of people no matter what brand
the car is.

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Old December 29th 04, 07:39 AM
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It looks like you got a used car that someone beat the **** out of and
now are paying for it.So you really cant blame dodge for this.You just
picked a abused car.This happens to alot of people no matter what brand
the car is.

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Old December 29th 04, 05:50 PM
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bigdan4712 wrote:

> I just purchased a 98 Dodge Intrepid, and my engine blew up in it. It only
> had 83k on it, and i pulled out of work only to hear major rattling and
> smoking of the engine when i got home. And the sad thing was, I changed
> the oil once, and i put over 3 quarts of oil back into it before the
> engine blew up. Luckily, I had a warranty on it, but now my dealer
> swindled me out of $500 and lied to me about the warranty company. Im in
> litigations with him now. What a piece of dog turd. I never even got to
> drive for about 2000 miles. Crap. Ill never buy a dodge again.




The 2.7L engine is known to have a tendency to sludge up. Oil flow to
bearings and timing chain gets blocked and the expected problems happen.
This isn't the only engine that does it; the Toyota V6 in Camrys and
the Sienna minivan is also known to be a sludger. It's still a small
minority of the engines that suffer this fate, but more than one would
expect these days, when engines routinely go 200K-300K or more between
overhauls.

The problems are made worse by Severe Service operation, which in
reality covers just about EVERYBODY (take a look at the maintenance
schedule, which defines severe service; if your driving includes ANY ONE
of the conditions noted, that's severe service). Delaying oil changes
is a no-no with this engine, and full synthetic oil is said to eliminate
the problem since it hardly builds up any sludge. Engine people say
that if you have a 2.7L engine, change the oil immediately, use full
synthetic oil, and go by the Severe Service schedule.

It's altogether possible that the prior owner was one of those slobs who
never changes the oil in their cars.
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Old December 29th 04, 05:50 PM
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bigdan4712 wrote:

> I just purchased a 98 Dodge Intrepid, and my engine blew up in it. It only
> had 83k on it, and i pulled out of work only to hear major rattling and
> smoking of the engine when i got home. And the sad thing was, I changed
> the oil once, and i put over 3 quarts of oil back into it before the
> engine blew up. Luckily, I had a warranty on it, but now my dealer
> swindled me out of $500 and lied to me about the warranty company. Im in
> litigations with him now. What a piece of dog turd. I never even got to
> drive for about 2000 miles. Crap. Ill never buy a dodge again.




The 2.7L engine is known to have a tendency to sludge up. Oil flow to
bearings and timing chain gets blocked and the expected problems happen.
This isn't the only engine that does it; the Toyota V6 in Camrys and
the Sienna minivan is also known to be a sludger. It's still a small
minority of the engines that suffer this fate, but more than one would
expect these days, when engines routinely go 200K-300K or more between
overhauls.

The problems are made worse by Severe Service operation, which in
reality covers just about EVERYBODY (take a look at the maintenance
schedule, which defines severe service; if your driving includes ANY ONE
of the conditions noted, that's severe service). Delaying oil changes
is a no-no with this engine, and full synthetic oil is said to eliminate
the problem since it hardly builds up any sludge. Engine people say
that if you have a 2.7L engine, change the oil immediately, use full
synthetic oil, and go by the Severe Service schedule.

It's altogether possible that the prior owner was one of those slobs who
never changes the oil in their cars.
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Old December 29th 04, 05:51 PM
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On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 00:23:23 -0500, bigdan4712 wrote:

> I just purchased a 98 Dodge Intrepid, and my engine blew up in it. It only
> had 83k on it, and i pulled out of work only to hear major rattling and
> smoking of the engine when i got home. And the sad thing was, I changed
> the oil once, and i put over 3 quarts of oil back into it before the
> engine blew up. Luckily, I had a warranty on it, but now my dealer
> swindled me out of $500 and lied to me about the warranty company. Im in
> litigations with him now. What a piece of dog turd. I never even got to
> drive for about 2000 miles. Crap. Ill never buy a dodge again.


It's not a Dodge problem, you moron. Things like this happen because
you're stupid.

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Old December 29th 04, 05:51 PM
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On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 00:23:23 -0500, bigdan4712 wrote:

> I just purchased a 98 Dodge Intrepid, and my engine blew up in it. It only
> had 83k on it, and i pulled out of work only to hear major rattling and
> smoking of the engine when i got home. And the sad thing was, I changed
> the oil once, and i put over 3 quarts of oil back into it before the
> engine blew up. Luckily, I had a warranty on it, but now my dealer
> swindled me out of $500 and lied to me about the warranty company. Im in
> litigations with him now. What a piece of dog turd. I never even got to
> drive for about 2000 miles. Crap. Ill never buy a dodge again.


It's not a Dodge problem, you moron. Things like this happen because
you're stupid.

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Old December 29th 04, 06:51 PM
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Yes it is. Because dodge buys ****ty parts and engines from mitsubishi in
japan, is reason why this car needs extreme maintenance schedules. You
shouldn't have to be so careful with a car. Thats my dad swears never buy
dodge after he owned a 75 charger. It was a piece of ****. it broke down
every month. id never buy dodge, and don't jump on dodges side, because i
know cars. im not a mopar moron. dodge = trash.

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Old December 29th 04, 06:51 PM
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Yes it is. Because dodge buys ****ty parts and engines from mitsubishi in
japan, is reason why this car needs extreme maintenance schedules. You
shouldn't have to be so careful with a car. Thats my dad swears never buy
dodge after he owned a 75 charger. It was a piece of ****. it broke down
every month. id never buy dodge, and don't jump on dodges side, because i
know cars. im not a mopar moron. dodge = trash.

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Old December 29th 04, 06:52 PM
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and also, dont think i put 3 quarts into engine when i changed the oil. i
put 5.5 quarts like it says, and i ended up putting 3 more quarts over the
time perioud that i had the car. moron.

 




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